If your needs are health related, then you could be suitable for continuing healthcare for adults when you turn 18.
If you already get support from children’s continuing care
Your assessing nurse in that team will work with you and your parent/carer. This is to make sure that your package helps with the move to either:
- social care support,
- into continuing healthcare for adults
- back into the care of your GP.
If you have children’s continuing care it does not mean that you will automatically get continuing healthcare for adults.
If you are not known to children’s continuing care
If you think you may need continuing healthcare for adults, a checklist should be completed when you are 17 years old. The Checklist can be completed by health and social care workers. This could include:
- registered nurses employed by the NHS
- other clinicians or
- local authority staff such as social workers, care managers or social care assistants.
This should send this to NHS Continuing Health Care Team (adults). This is to check if you are suitable for NHS continuing healthcare for adults.